Sweets, stars and stand-up

Treat your sweetheart to some saucy stand-up, sentimental stargazing and sentient spa session.

Conveniently enough, Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year. This means that you have a whole day – or why not a weekend? – to indulge in romantic times, relight that fire or just go out and spoil your significant other for a change. Even if it’s not comparable to the delights of Paris or Rome, Copenhagen has its own fair share of wonderful places for intimate experiences.

You could start with a nice stroll at the Botanical Garden greenhouses to warm up your morning, indulge your hedonistic side at Denmark’s oldest patisserie, enjoy the ultimate love fuel for dinner, take a walk among the stars or go for a romantic night in the heart of the city. Or maybe all together – since there are never enough ways to celebrate 

Love fuel
Oysters & Grill, Sjællandsgade 1B, Cph N; set menus from 145kr
If dinner’s on your mind at Valentine’s Day, you should probably go for oysters. After all, seawater is where Aphrodite rose from, and rejoicing in its fruit generates the perfect recipe for a romantic evening. 

With a generous seafood selection for a fair price, Oysters & Grill in Nørrebro offers a ‘kitchen choice’ platter for those who find it hard to decide. The wine offer won’t disappoint either, whether you opt for a white to pair with the seafood, or opt for a cava or champagne if you want to go all-in on the romanticism. 

Intimate downtown getaway 
71 Nyhavn Hotel, Nyhavn 71, Cph K; 640kr pp 
Copenhagen Island, Kalvebod Brygge 53, Cph V; 570kr pp

A weekend getaway to Paris might prove itself tricky for those who have little time on their hands on Valentine’s Day. But if you still want to treat your partner to a romantic night outside the monotony of your home, you could try an city centre break with a view of the canal. Bubbles, chocolate and a delicious breakfast buffet are included in the package to ease your way into an intimate stay. 

Stargazing for the romantics
Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Gl Kongevej 10, Cph V; tickets 89kr
Danish weather isn’t really that inviting for long romantic strolls in the moonlight. Yet for those who want to spend the evening between the stars, the Tycho Brahe Planetarium keeps its doors open until 8:40pm on Saturday. You can watch shows at the IMAX Space Theatre or take a tour through the Universe in the permanent exhibitions – the perfect opportunity for a cosmic experience alongside your significant other.

Sweets for your sweet
Conditorie La Glace, Skoubogade 3, Cph K; from 36kr 
Replace the overused heart-shaped candy box and take your loved one to the source of all things sweet. Conditorie La Glace is Denmark’s oldest patisserie, evoking a 19th century atmosphere and a Parisian setting. A varied choice of cakes and Danish pastries are ready to help you spoil your partner and indulge your sweet tooth. 

Naturist stand-up 
Feb 14, 18:00-23:00; Frederiksberg Svømmehal, Helgesvej 29; 285kr 
Frederiksberg’s pool already does nude swimming on Sundays, and for Valentine’s Day it’s inviting comedian Sanne Søndergaard to perform her show ‘Kvinde’ (in Danish) to a naked audience. She’ll try to figure out why a woman feels more naked without mascara than without clothes.

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